Bad with Babies
May 2, 2011 Leave a comment
Some forms of character assassination come in the form of photographs. Such photographs are designed to capture a public figure in a displeasing or vicarious moment, for example a picture of a politician making an unusual expression. The photograph of US President George W. Bush holding a baby is a perfect example of this method, as it is intended to reinforce the image of a buffoonish, unpopular, and greatly disliked figure. This photo also implies that even those who are the furthest removed from politics, such as infants and children, share loathing for the president.